Dear Members March 2019


Dear Members,

March is quickly coming to an end, and we have been busy little bees this month. We have welcomed new Members to our practice and met with many of you who have scheduled Clinic and Telemedicine appointments with Shirley Olson, NP-C, Brittany Kunz, LPN for INR and blood draws, and our Certified Fitness Trainer, Alex Ganskow at RCWH Fitness Studio.

We are thrilled to see that Members are scheduling their Fitness Studio time through their Patient Portal and exercising before and after RCWH Clinic opens! We have also added privacy curtains this month for those who would like to schedule Fitness Studio time during Clinic open hours and prefer an extra measure of privacy for their work out. Our schedule allows one Member per hour for your added enjoyment. *Remember to leave your outside shoes in our front lobby to help keep the gym floor clean for others. You are welcome to leave a pair of indoor workout shoes under benches in lobby.

If you know of someone you would like to invite to join, we will say thanks with one free nutraceutical or botanical from our shelf for each new member referred by you!

We hope you enjoy this third edition Luminosity, A Newsletter by Ridgway Center for Whole Health. Here we will share interesting articles, research, recipes, and supplements.

And now, here’s a look at your Membership services.

Membership Benefits

Direct Availability

Many of you have enjoyed the convenience of eliminating the need for a Clinic visit by using the HIPAA compliant Spruce App for communication via text, but also through video meetings (telemedicine), phone calls, and Patient Portal communications.

Same Day or Next Day Visits

In most instances, we can accommodate same day or next day virtual or one hour Clinic visits. We invite you to schedule as many as you would like.

Members are also taking advantage of their Clinic access from 7 am – 7 pm, 7 days each week via key fob for picking up supplements prepared by Brittany or for *Fitness Studio use by appointment through your Patient Portal. Clinic open hours are Monday – Thursday 9 am – 4 pm.

Take advantage of full access to our private Fitness Studio with elliptical, free weights, kettle bells, and Peloton bike (schedule through your Patient Portal).

The Peloton Member benefits include:

  • Unlimited Peloton classes on the Bike and Mat via big screen internet classes.
  • 20+ live classes daily and over 10,000 on-demand
  • Unlimited user profiles
  • A variety of class types including cycling, running, bootcamp, yoga, outdoor and more
  • Instructor curated training programs
  • Live workout metrics including distance, heart rate, and resistance
  • Detailed workout performance dashboard
  • Live and on-demand class Leaderboard

DPC (cash pay) Members enjoy deep discounts on lab services and lab draws, cryotherapy, IFOB, and rapid strep testing are included with Membership.

All Members enjoy discounted supplements available to purchase from Clinic or via our Fullscript account.

Functional Medicine Approach

Our Functional Medicine approach starts with a comprehensive medical history, root-cause assessment, and customized lab tests.

Personalized Treatment Strategies

Personalized treatments including dietary plan, nutritional supplements, hormonal therapies, and prescription medications. We will also continue adding new services, supplements and updated treatment protocols.

Ask about the “Living Matrix,” system. The system incorporates the visual tools of the Timeline and Functional Medicine Matrix that provide a clearer picture. LivingMatrix enables you to easily document the unfolding phenomena that lead to ill health – a process that often occurs over many years, perhaps even a lifetime. It gives you and your practitioner the “Big Picture” so you can take the necessary steps to build back your health and get the best outcomes possible.

We have partnered with AHNP Precision Health to offer the only Bredesen-approved protocol for preventing, treating, and reversing Alzheimer’s disease and cognitive declineAHNP programs are designed to fit anyone, whether you’re already showing symptoms or simply hoping to prevent them. ReCODE identifies the source and subtype of your cognitive decline or potential cognitive decline, and provides a totally personalized solution to prevent or reverse MCI, SCI, and early-stage Alzheimer’s disease.

Bio-identical Hormone Replacement (BHRT)

Individuals over the age of 30 can begin to experience hormone imbalance. Over our lifetime, many factors (environmental, stress, genetics) contribute to the natural decline or imbalance of hormones as we age. In order to balance your hormones for optimal health and wellness, we will use comprehensive lab testing and in-depth evaluation for your personalized treatment plan.

Health Coach

Brittany Kunz, LPN, Certified Health Coach is available by appointment for assisting our Members with their healthy lifestyle goals. Message her through Spruce or your Patient Portal to request an appointment.

Personal Fitness Trainer

Alex Ganskow, NCSA Certified Personal Trainer has helped many health conscious individuals with their fitness goals, and looks forward to adding more Members to his services this year. He is available for appointment on Tuesday and Thursday at Ridgway Center for Whole Health. He also has availability in Montrose at Easy Day Training. Message Brittany through Spruce or your Patient Portal to request an appointment.

Mindfulness-Based Stress Management Tools

Enjoy our mindfulness-based stress management tools Muse and HeartMath in the privacy of your home. If you decide to purchase one, we will pass along our $50 discount for Muse to Members. Stop by or message us if you would like to try Muse or HeartMath biofeedback stress management tools.

* Fitness Studio available from 7 am – 7 pm every day except for Tuesday and Thursday 1 pm – 5 pm during fitness training sessions. You may use all or a portion of the 50 minutes, but it is yours for that time. Enjoy on demand Peloton weight training, yoga or bicycle (or all!). Also, elliptical, bands, weights, kettle bells, TRX available for your workout.

Ridgway Center for Whole Health
195 South Lena Street, Suite A
Ridgway, CO 81432
Phone: 970-626-6026
Fax: 970-626-6088
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